chant-based organ scores
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Questions about chant-based organ scores have appeared several times.
    I have started this discussion to capture the suggestions and insights
    in one place.

    When contributing, may I suggest that each post should have ...
    one composer
    one book or score title
    identify the chant or fragments it contains (chant text, Liber Usualis page, Graduale page)
    maybe a URL pointing to an online score
    maybe a URL pointing to an online sound file
    avoid abbreviations
    Use the "edit" link to update your contribution as you discover more info related to your entry.

    ==========

    Why chant-based organ scores?
    Well, if you need an answer, how about this ...

    Organists & Organ Playing in 19th-Century France & Belgium
    by Orpha Ochse

    page 139:

    One of the most persistent and perhaps the most effective
    advocate for the use of Gregorian melodies in organ music
    was Alexandre Guilmant. Like his teacher Lemmens and his
    colleague Gigout, Guilmant sought a greater unity between
    organ and choral music in the liturgy. In 1895 he explained:
    "In the alternating pieces it is necessary for the organist
    to play the Gregorian melody or, at least, versets based on
    these themes. I think that there are very interesting things
    to be written in the polyphonic style with these old tonalities
    and on such beautiful chants as these. The German organists have
    composed pieces based on the melodies of chorales, forming a
    particularly rich organ literature; shouldn't we do likewise
    with our Catholic melodies?"

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  • kevinfkevinf
    Posts: 1,035
    Well, somewhat being biased, I commend Charles Tournemire's l'Orgue Mystique to you.
    My somewhat verbose entry on this forum.

    http://musicasacra.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1297&page=1#Item_0

    Tournemire set 52 offices for the year. However, they do not correspond to the year per se. The organ of Tournemire's time only played for one Sunday in Advent and only one in Lent. There are also feast days outside Sunday that he set.

    Wondering about what chants he used on a Sunday? Email me privately for that info as the article that annotates that is not for general release. In general he used the introit chant for the prelude, the offertory chant for the offertory and the communion for the communion piece. The other two pieces in each suite are more complicated.

    The great opus of chant based liturgical music.
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  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Alexandre Guilmant

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 1re Livraison (Book One)

    1
    Fete de Purification de la Sainte Vierge
    Offertoire sur l'antienne
    Lumen ad revelationem gentium
    (3 pages)(dur < 5:00)(LU p _)(GR p _)(GM p 608)

    2
    Fete de Purification de la Sainte Vierge
    Fugue (Sortie) sur l'antienne
    Lumen ad revelationem gentium
    (3.5 pages)

    3
    Commun des Fetes de la Sainte Vierge
    Deux Strophes et Amen sur l'hymne
    Ave Maris Stella
    (1.5 pages)

    4
    Fete de l'Annonciation ou autres fetes de la Ste Vierge
    Offertoire
    Ave Maria
    (3 pages)
    http://www/e-partitions.fr (zip)
    http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Guilmant.php (pdf, mid)

    5
    Commun d'un Martyr / Commun des Vierges / Commun des Saintes Femmes
    Deux Strophes et Amen sur l'hymne
    Deus tuorum militum / Jesu corona virginum / Fortem virili pectore
    (2 pages)

    6
    Commun des Apotres
    Strophe, Interlude et Amen sur l'hymne
    Exsultet orbis gaudiis
    (2 pages)

    7
    Fete de l'Immacule Coeur de Marie
    Sortie sur l'hymne
    Quid nunc in tenebris tristis aberras
    (2 pages)

    8
    Fete de la Pentecote
    Deux Strophes sur l'hymne
    Veni Creator Spiritus
    (2 pages)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 2me Livraison (Book Two)

    1
    Fetes de la Sainte Vierge
    Offertoire sur un chant de l'hymne
    Ave maris stella
    (6 pages)(dur 6:30)

    2
    Fetes de la Sainte Vierge
    Sortie sur un chant de l'hymne
    Ave maris stella
    (7 pages)

    3
    Commun des Confesseurs
    Six Strophes pour l'hymne
    Iste confessor
    (5 pages)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 3me Livraison (Book Three)

    1
    Fete de Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs
    Prose
    Stabat mater dolorosa
    (6 pages)
    NOTE: choir (v 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) organ (v 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20)

    2
    Fete de Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs
    Variations et Fugue sur le chant
    Stabat mater
    (10 pages)

    3
    Fete de Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs / Des Cinq Plaies de N S J C
    Hymne
    O quot undis Lacryumarum / Pange Lingua gloriosi lauream
    (2 pages)
    NOTE: choir (v 1, 3, 5) organ (v 2, 4, amen)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 4me Livraison (Book Four)

    1
    Fete du sacre coeur de Jesus
    Offertoire
    Benedic ... Auctor beate saeculi Christe
    (4 pages)

    2
    Fete du sacre coeur de Jesus
    Elevation ou Communion
    _ (chant(s) to be determined)
    (2 pages)

    3
    Fete du sacre coeur de Jesus
    Strophe, Interlude, Amen sur l'hymne
    Auctor beate saeculi
    (1 pages)

    4
    Fete du sacre coeur de Jesus
    Sortie sur l'hymne
    Auctor beate saeculi
    (5 pages)

    5
    Fete du Saint Sacrement
    Deux Strophes sur l'hymne
    Pange lingua gloriosi corporis mysterium
    (2 pages)

    6
    Fete du Saint Sacrement
    Deux Strophes et Amen sur l'hymne
    Sacris solemniis
    (2 pages)

    7
    Fete de Noel
    Deux Strophes et Amen sur l'hymne
    Jesu redemptor omnium
    (2 pages)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 5me Livraison (Book Five)

    1
    Fete de la Purete de la B V Marie / Immaculate Conception
    Strophe et Amen sur l'hymne
    Praeclara custos virginum
    (1 pages)

    2
    Le 3me Dimanche de l'Advent
    Offertoire sur l'hymne
    Creator alme siderum
    (4.5 pages)

    3
    Les Dimanches de l'Advent
    Strophe et Amen sur l'hymne
    Creator alme siderum
    (0.5 pages)

    4
    Le 3me Dimanche de l'Advent
    Sortie sur l'hymne
    Creator alme siderum
    (5 pages)

    5
    Commun de plusieurs Martyrs
    Strophe, Interlude et Amen sur l'hymne
    Sanctorum meritis
    (1 pages)

    6
    Le Dimanche de Quasimodo / Low Sunday / Easter-2
    Hymne
    Ad regias agni dapes
    (2 pages)

    7
    Fete de Notre Dame Auxiliatrice / Fete du St Suaire de N S J C/ Fete de Ste Genevieve / Commun des Confesseurs
    Deux Strophes et Amen sur l'hymne
    Gallicae custos / Saepe dum Christi
    (2 pages)

    8
    Fete de St Louis / Commun d'un confesseur
    Hymne
    Rex summe regum / Iste confessor
    (2 pages)
    NOTE: choir (v 1, 3, 5) organ (v 2, 4, amen)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 6me Livraison (Book Six)

    1
    Commun des Confesseurs
    Marche religieuse (Offertoire) sur l'hymne
    Iste Confessor
    (4 pages)

    2
    Fete de Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice / Commun des Confesseurs
    Deux Strophes du 2e ton transposé un ton plus bas sur l' Hymne
    Saepe dum Cristi / Iste Confessor
    (2 pages)

    3
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Elevation
    Ecce Panis
    (1 pages)

    4
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Elevation
    Ecce Panis
    (1 pages)

    5
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Strophe pour l'hymne
    Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium
    (1 pages)

    6
    Fete de la Dedidace des Eglises
    Verset pour l' Hymne
    Coelestis urbs Jerusalem
    (1 pages)

    7
    Commemoraison de tous les SS Souverains Pontifes
    Offertoire sur l'hymne
    Rex gloriose, praesulum
    (6 pages)

    8
    Fete du Coeur Immacule de la B V Marie
    Hymne
    Quid nunc in tenebris
    (2 pages)
    NOTE: choir (v 1, 3, 5, doxologie) organ (v 2, 4, interlude, amen)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 7e Livraison (Book Seven)

    1
    Vepres de la Fete de Ste Cecile
    Antienne 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Hymne, Magnificat
    Cantantibus organis / Valerianus / Caecilia / Benedico te / Triduanas / Jesu corona virginum / Est secretum
    (4 pages)

    2
    Vepres de la Fete de Ste Cecile
    Sortie dans le style de Bach sur l'antienne
    Cantantibus organis
    (4 pages)

    3
    Fete de la Toussaint
    Communion sur le chant de l'hymne
    Placare Christe servulis
    (4 pages)

    4
    Commun de Plusieurs Martyrs
    Cinq Strophes sur l'hymne
    Sanctorum meritis
    (5 pages)(dur 8:00)

    5
    Le Dimanche a Vepres
    Strophe et Amen sur l'hymne
    Lucis creator optime
    (1 pages)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 8e Livraison (Book Eight)

    1
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Offertoire sur l'hymne
    Adoro te devote
    (4 pages)

    2
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Elevation ou Communion sur l'hymne (dans le style de J S Bach)
    Adoro te devote
    (2 pages)

    3
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Sortie sur l'hymne
    Adoro te devote
    (4 pages)

    4
    Fete du St Sacrement
    Five Strophes (_)(style de J S Bach)(style de J S Bach)(_)(_)
    Adoro te devote
    (5 pages)

    5
    Commun d'un Martyr / Commun des vierges / Commun des saintes femmes
    Strophe sur l'hymne
    Deus tuorum militum / Jesu corona virginum / Fortem virili pectore
    (1 pages)

    6
    Fete de St Gabriel
    Deux Strophes pour l'hymne
    Christe, sanctorum decus angelorum
    (2 pages)(dur 2:30)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 9e Livraison (Book Nine)

    1
    Commun des Vierges et Martyres
    Offertoire
    Afferentur
    (6 pages)(dur 7:00)(LU p _)(GR p 504)(GM p _)

    2
    Fete de St Vincent De Paul
    Hymne
    Quis novus coelis agitur triumphus? / Iste confessor
    (2 pages)(dur 2:45)
    NOTE: choir (v 1, 3, 5, 7) organ (v 2, 4, 6, amen)

    3
    Fete de la dedicace des eglises
    Sortie grand choeur
    end of "Jerusalem et Sion filiae" / start of Introit "Terribilis est"
    (3.5 pages)

    4
    Fete de St Pierre aux Liens
    Interlude et Amen Hymne
    Miris modis repente liber
    (0.5 pages)

    5
    Fetes de la Ste Vierge
    Offertoire
    Ave Maria
    (3 pages)(dur 5:00)(GM p 183)

    6
    Fete de l'Ascension / Fete de la Transfiguration de N-S Jesus Christ / Fete du St Nom de Jesus
    Strophe et Amen
    Salutis humanae sator / Quicumque Christum quaeritis / Jesu dulcis memoria
    (1.5 pages)

    7
    Fete de Ste Marie Madeleine / Commun des Vierges / Fete de Ste Genevieve
    Deux Strophe et Amen sur l'Hymne
    Pater superni luminis / Jesu, corona virginum
    (1.5 pages)
    NOTE: choir (v 1, 3, 5) organ (v 2, 4, amen)

    Opus 65 -- L'Organiste Liturgiste (Liturgique) -- 10e Livraison (Book Ten)

    1
    Fete de la Pentecote
    Offertoire
    Veni sancte Spiritus / Factus est repente de coelo sonus / Confirma hoc Deus / Veni Creator Spiritus
    (6 pages)(dur < 4:00)(LU p _)(GR p _)(GM p 398/402/401/none)

    2
    Fete de la Circoncision de N S Jesus Christ
    Offertoire ancienne sequence a la Sainte Vierge
    Laetare puerpera
    (4 pages)(dur _)(LU p _)(GR p _)(GM p _)

    3
    Pour les fetes semi-doubles
    Fugue et oraison
    Ite missa est; Deo gratias
    (6 pages)(dur _)(LU p _)(GR p _)(GM p _)

    4
    Fete du Saint Sacrement
    Strophe pour l'hymne
    Sacris solemniis
    (1 pages)(dur 1:30)(LU p _)(GR p _)(GM p _)

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

    LU == Liber Usualis (1961) == http://www.musicasacra.com/pdf/liberusualis.pdf
    GM == Gregorian Missal (1990) == http://www.musicasacra.com/books/gregorianmissal-eng.pdf

    All of the Guilmant books are available at
    http://www.ohscatalog.org/shmugbyco.html

    URLs for online scores will be added when discovered.

    EDITS:
    fixed typos, added durations, added chant book pages
  • RagueneauRagueneau
    Posts: 2,592
    I like what I have heard of the Charles Callaghan books
  • I unfailingly include organ vs. choir literature in recitals, and whenever possible and appropriate, at actual liturgies.
    My favourites are -
    the de Grigny hymns: Veni Creator and Verbum Supernum Prodiens nec Patris
    the Titelouze hymns: Veni Creator and Ad Coenam Agni Providi (this tune has been paired also with
    Ad Regias Agni Dapes and Te Lucis ante Terminum)
    The literature from this school is, of course, almost limitless.
    Of great interest also are the Hymn and Magnificat settings by Samuel Scheidt.
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  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    Of course one must mention Durufle. also many other French composers of the Romantic School, including Dom Paul Benoit.
  • With great enthusiasm, I recommend "A Gregorian Liturgical Year" by Gerald Near. (Aureole Editions) Composer Near bases his improvisations on the proper of the mass--introit, gradual, alleluia, offertory, communion--one for each Sunday of the year. These pieces are of moderate difficulty.
  • David AndrewDavid Andrew
    Posts: 1,191
    Gerald Near has composed a fair few sets of organ works based on chant. "Chantworks" (multi-volume) and the "St. Augustine Organbook" come to mind. Some require more preparation than others, but they all have a good "payoff."
  • marajoymarajoy
    Posts: 779
    This thread is 3 years old, and yet there is still only volume 1 available of Near's "A Gregorian Liturgical Year?"
    (sad face....)
  • Now that we are talking about chant based organ scores again, do any of you Anglophiles out there know the source of the chant George Oldroyd used as the basis of his Liturgical Improvisation titled "Verbum Supernum Prodiens"? It's the last of a set of three.

    These are very effective pieces by the way, and not very difficult.
  • Heath
    Posts: 767
    Marajoy, I e-mailed Mr. Near a few years ago and he said he was working on volume 2 (he mentioned that more folks than just me were clamoring for more!) . . . I e-mailed him again about 2 months ago and never heard back. It may not be happening, sad to say.
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  • Allan DAllan D
    Posts: 43
    I just recently discovered a book by Philip G. Kreckel entitled "Melodia Sacra: Twenty Organ Pieces in Mode and Rhythm of Gregorian Chant" (copyright 1942). I've only tried out a few of them so far, but they sound nice and aren't difficult.

    I'd also like to put in another plug for the music of Dom Paul Benoit, who is without a doubt my favorite 20th century composer. I've recorded several of his elevations and other pieces, which you can find on YouTube.
  • Steve CollinsSteve Collins
    Posts: 1,003
    I just borrowed a copy of Rene Quignard's "Feast of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Organ pieces on Liturgical Themes". There are some really wonderful pieces in this 20-page collection, much of it for manuals only or pedal ad lib. Did he compose more collections like this? It was published by the old "GIA" the 1940s.
  • I am re-engraving Dom Paul Benoit in Finale so I can create MIDI files to enjoy and pray with this music I first heard nearly fifty years ago. He is the BEST!
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  • jpal
    Posts: 365
    By the way, L'Orgue mystique is all online. Snatch it while you can!
  • marajoymarajoy
    Posts: 779
    jpal- it's not a question of whether it's going to go away... it's a matter of the fact that it is *still* illegal to download in the US. (I have, however, considered taking my computer across the border to Canada, finding an internet hook-up, and downloading the whole thing... ;-) )
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  • Mara,

    I did that about a year and a half ago. I'm glad I'm not alone in my thinking. My wife was away for a weekend, so I took an overnighter up to Niagra Falls and downloaded the whole thing.
  • rich_enough
    Posts: 693
    Twelve Choral Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes by Jeanne Demessieux (1921-68) includes some gorgeous pieces based on the following chants:

    * Rorate Caeli (Choral Orne)
    * Adeste Fideles (Musette)
    * Attende Domine (Choral Paraphrase)
    * Stabat Mater (Cantabile)
    * Vexilla Regis (Prelude)
    * Hosanna Filio David (Choral Fugue)
    * O Filii (Variations)
    * Veni Creator (Toccata)
    * Ubi Caritas (Ricercar)
    * In Manus Tuas (Litanie)
    * Tu Es Petrus (Marcia)
    * Domine Jesu (Berceuse)

    See the GoogleBooks preview here.
  • @Steve Collins ‒ found my way to this forum thanks to a web-search for Quignard, and found two postings. Here's my response … l'Organiste Grégorien, originally published by the Procure Générale in Paris in 1928, includes as far as I know volumes for Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart, Assumption and other Marian feasts, and All Saints; they include an abundance of short-ish preludes ‒ Entrée, Offertoire, Elévation, Communion, Sortie for mass, and then Entrée, five psalm antiphons, Magnificat antiphon and Sortie for Vespers ‒ on the propers. I've been lucky enough to find (and, occasionally, have the chance to use) all of them, except the mass for Pentecost.

    You'll find my e-mail address in the Quignard page on my site: feel free to get in touch.

    http://halfdane.be/topic.php?id=285&method=A-Z&letter=Q#
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    In case someone needs something for Nov 2 Commemoration of All Souls ...

    Dies irae

    Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Glazunov
    Russia

    Fantasia for organ [dies irae] (1934-5) (opus 110)
    20 pages, 16+ minutes
    score
    http://www.imslp.org/wiki/Fantaisie,_Op.110_%28Glazunov,_Aleksandr%29
    soundfile
    http://classical-music-online.net/en/production/14988


    Note that the score can be "chunked"
    so as to make it more manageable for liturgical use ...
    Moderato (PDF pages 1--8)
    Allegretto pastorale (PDF pages 9--12, be sure to get the final chord from page 13)
    Allegro risoluto: Fuga (PDF pages 13--20)
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Perfect for Easter Day ...

    Fernand de La Tombelle (1854-1928)
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_de_La_Tombelle
    Assistant to Theodore Dubois at La Madeleine in Paris

    Suite d'Orgue (Temps de Paques) (1911)
    I. Prelude et Introit [5 pages][chant "Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia"]
    II. Offertoire [4 pages][chant "Haec dies"]
    III. Elevation [2 pages][chant "Pascha nostrum"]
    IV. Communion [2 pages][Easter chant before 1564, or for April 1st new year]
    V. Sortie [7 pages][chant "Alleluia"]

    Online score ...
    http://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_d%27orgue_%28La_Tombelle,_Fernand_de%29

    Online soundfiles ...
    I.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Ggp3wa_Uo
    II.
    none located
    III.
    none located
    IV.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yJ8Zbgoi2M (0:00 - 3:52)
    V.
    none located
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  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Dominique-Charles Planchet (1857-1946)

    Offertoire de Pâques: sur des thèmes liturgiques (1903)
    8 pages
    chant fragments noticed: (m1) Terra tremuit; (m42) Pascha nostrum; (m77) O filii et filiae

    Online score ...
    http://imslp.org/wiki/Offertoire_de_P%C3%A2ques_%28Planchet,_Dominique_Charles%29

    Online soundfile ...
    none located

    Planchet was born near Toulouse France, studied at the Ecole Niedermeyer (School for Church Music in Paris) until 1878, then was at Versailles Cathedral as choirmaster and organist; and from 1895 at St Trinite as choirmaster (succeeding Emile Bouichere) during the titulaires Alexandre Guilmant (1871–1901) and Charles Quef (1901–1931). He taught harmony at the Ecole Niedermeyer, and was secretary of the Societe des Compositeurs. He contributed to Encyclopedie du Conservatoire an essay on conducting (L'art du maitre de chapelle). His compositions include: violin sonata; piano trio; Le Grand Ferre (piece for soloist chorus orchestra); Breiz (symphonic poem in three parts); Ildis (lyric drama in three acts); opera; songs; Masses; organ pieces.
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  • R J StoveR J Stove
    Posts: 302
    Cool. Another obscure composer to seek out.
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  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    arranged for organ solo by George Clement Martin (1844-1916)

    A Selection of Movements from
    Gounod's Sacred Trilogy The Redemption (1882)
    Arranged for the Organ (no later than 1888)

    1. The Creation: The Darkness p2-3
    2. The March To Calvary p4-15 (Vexilla regis prodeunt [p9][p12])
    3. Beside The Cross Remaining p16-19 (Stabat mater [p19])
    4. The Darkness p20-21
    5. From Thy Love As A Father p22-24
    6. Unfold, Ye Portals Everlasting p25-28
    7. Lovely Appear Over The Mountains p29-31
    8. Hymn of the Apostles p32-25

    Online score ...
    http://imslp.org/wiki/La_r%C3%A9demption_%28Gounod,_Charles%29

    For the very curious, a complete piano-vocal score is viewable at ...
    http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008949837

    Online soundfile ...
    movement 5 (fragment)
    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7550256

    Thanked by 2R J Stove JulieColl
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Perfect for Corpus Christi ...

    Fernand de La Tombelle (1854-1928)
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_de_La_Tombelle
    Assistant to Theodore Dubois at La Madeleine in Paris

    Suite d'Orgue sur des themes gregoriens (1910)
    I. Offertoire [4 pages][sur Introit "Cibavit eos"]
    II. Elevation [3 pages][sur Gradual "Oculi"]
    III. Sortie [5 pages][sur Sequence "Lauda Sion Salvatorem"]

    Online score ...
    https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_d'Orgue_sur_des_thèmes_grégoriens_(La_Tombelle,_Fernand_de)

    Online soundfiles ...
    I.
    none located
    II.
    none located
    III.
    none located
  • Corpus Christi?

    de Grigny has a nice set of organ versets on Verbum supernum, office hymn at Lauds of C.Chr. He also has several versets on Pange lingua.

    Don't overlook Langlais' marvelous Rhapsodie Gregorienne. It is based on Sacris solemnis, Verbum supernum, and Lauda Sion. The first two are office hymns for C.Chr., and the latter is the sequence for the same.

    (Granted, this work is a tad lengthy for mass use - unless one has a devoted coterie of postlude listeners - but is always splendid for a sacred recital. It is last in the set of Neuf Pieces.)

    (Incidentally, there are two 'verbum supernums'. One is an office hymn in Advent, and the other 'verbum supernum prodiens nec patris' is office hymn at Lauds of C.Chr. It is easy to confuse them.)
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  • I have in front of me a newly acquired Ten Chorale Preludes on Gregorian hymns, for Organ by Flor Peeters (Opus 76).

    Contents;

    a collection using the following chant tunes:

    Adoro te Devote (the well-known Communion hymn, set several times)

    Aeterna Christi Munera

    Iam Lucis Orto Sidere (Prime's hymn)

    A Solis Ortus Cardine (Advent, I think)

    Chorus Novae Jerusalem

    Tantum Ergo Sacramentum

    Jesu Nostra Redemptio

    Deus Tuorum Militum (feasts of Martyrs)

    Ut Queant Laxis (Feast of St. John, from which piece of chant we get the "solfeggio" system)

    O Nata Lux de Lumine (Christmas)

  • MarkS
    Posts: 222
    I have in front of me a newly acquired Ten Chorale Preludes on Gregorian hymns, for Organ by Flor Peeters (Opus 76).


    Peeters has other chant settings as well (opus 75 and 77), which encompass many other well known chants. I particularly find the settings of Sacris solemnis juncta sint guadia and Placare Christe, servulis in op. 77 to be particularly effective.

    Also I would add another plug for David Hurd's A Liturgical Year, which includes a setting of one of the proper chants for each Sunday and feast of the year.
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  • David Hurd is different from Bob Hurd, right?
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  • MarkS
    Posts: 222
    David Hurd is different from Bob Hurd, right?


    Whoops! Well yes, he is quite different from Bob Hurd, but in my tired state I had the wrong composer—I meant Gerald Near, who was mentioned in an above post.
  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    The Glazanov is a major piece, and I have never head it!
    He is a fine composer. Stravinsky in his memoirs writes fondly of his musical and personal influence.
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  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    Paul: If you are interested in Benoit, I have all of his organ music and did my diss. on him.
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  • M. Jackson Osborn
    Posts: 6,130
    Healey Willan has several volumes of preludes on Gregorian tunes.
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  • Paul F. Ford
    Posts: 775
    ghmus7, I am interested in Benoit and would love to read your dissertation. What is its title, so I can order it on interlibrary loan.
  • M. Jackson Osborn
    Posts: 6,130
    The Mulliner Book has numerous relatively short pieces based on office hymns and the Gloria tibi Trinitas antiphon and its offspring. Ditto the Buxheimer Orgelbuch, the Robertsbridge Codex, and the eldest extant source of alternatim versets, the late XIVth century Faenza Codex. All these date from late mediaeval to early renaissance, and while most of the pieces are alternatim versets, many would be useful for our liturgies as voluntaries at the offertory, communion, and before mass.
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    Also, there is a collection of early cantus firmus pieces called Gregorian Chant Themes in Organ Music Before 1750, edited by Dom Claude Gay, O.S.B., and translated by Willm. Tortolano. It may be had from GIA.

    It has an excellent bibliography of cantus firmus pickings and features some pieces and alternatim versets from the XVth through the XVIIIth centuries. While I disagree with some highly questionable editorial procedures (notably the arrangement of independent pedal parts for several examples of very early music) and a very few factual errors in an otherwise excellent preface, the book is quite valuable as a bibliographical and early music resource. I commend it highly to all. There are versets based on Ave Maris Stella by none other than Paul Hoffhaimer, several Spanish works, an anonymous French Magnificat, and much more.

    I have our fellow Forum Member, Dr Gregory Hamilton, to thank for sending me a copy of this fine book, which has brought me much pleasure.
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,527
    Perfect for Pentecost Day ...

    Fernand de La Tombelle (1854-1928)
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_de_La_Tombelle
    Assistant to Theodore Dubois at La Madeleine in Paris

    Suite d'Orgue (Temps de la Pentecote) (copyright1917)
    I.
    Prélude et Introit [6 pages]
    [chant fragments = Veni Creator Spiritus / Emitte Spiritum tuum / Veni Sancte Spiritus / ...alleluia]
    II.
    Offertoire [3 pages]
    [chant fragments = tibi offerent reges munera / alleluia]
    III.
    Communion [2 pages]
    [chant fragments = O lux beatissima Replecordis intima Tuorum fidelium / ...reple tuorum corda fidelium]
    IV.
    Sortie [toccata fugue cadenza][9 pages]
    [chant fragments = Deo Patri sit gloria]

    Online score ...
    https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_d'Orgue_sur_des_thèmes_grégoriens_(Temps_de_la_Pentecôte)_(La_Tombelle,_Fernand_de)

    Online soundfiles ...
    I.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELdI0AZuPG0 [8:32]
    II.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyEcqfK1pro [5:56]
    III.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxeVyMdKINU [4:59]
    IV.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DN7hodgw1Q [9:08]
  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    Wow this is a knockout! Thank you, I didn't know this, MJO what do you think?
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  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    I would humbly add this collection of Gregorian,prudes by yours truly...
    http://www.wlp.jspaluch.com/13986.htm
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  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    Prelude haha
  • CharlesW
    Posts: 9,332
    I would humbly add this collection of Gregorian,prudes by yours truly...


    I have those "prudes" and they are excellent.
  • ghmus7
    Posts: 973
    Haha Thank you Charles!